Papua New Guinea battle Scotland in the fourteenth game of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers. After suffering a shock defeat against Singapore in their first game, Scotland got back to winning ways with a comprehensive 31-run victory over Kenya. Papua New Guinea completed their second triumph in as many games as they bundled Namibia out for 116 after posting a mammoth total of 197. They will be targeting a third consecutive victory but that is easier said than done against a powerful Scottish unit.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier
Papua New Guinea vs Scotland
21st October 2019
11:30 AM IST
ICC Academy, Dubai
Bright sunny conditions with absolutely no chances of rain and temperature ranging around 33 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
Since this is a morning fixture, the surface should be fresh and will yield plenty of runs in the early stages of the game. However, it will start slowing down as the day progresses and thus batting first would be the logical decision on winning the toss.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
Papua New Guinea:
No changes are expected to be made to a winning side. Tony Ura and Assad Vala are in fantastic touch at the moment and the onus will lie on them to occupy the crease for the majority of the inning whereas Nosaina Pokana should be the biggest threat with the ball in hand.
Tony Ura, Assad Vala (C), Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Norman Vanua, Kiplin Doriga, Jason Kila, Riley Hekure, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana.
Scotland should field the same side that lined up in the win over Kenya barring any unfortunate injuries. George Munsey is a destructive batsman at the top and will take up the mantle of providing a blazing start to the inning whilst Tom Sole is a handy presence with both bat and bowl. Richie Berrington bagged three wickets and should be among the wickets in this match.
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (C), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Ollie Hairs, Matthew Cross (WK), Tom Sole, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Mark Watt, Hamza Tahir
Assad Vala is a must-pick after some exceptional performances in the campaign so far. In the previous game, the all-rounder scored a 34-ball 48 before taking three scalps with the bowl in hand. Tony Ura plundered 71 from just 42 balls and is another name that deserves to be included in the Dream11 Team. For Scotland, explosive opener George Munsey and Richie Berrington would be good additions and will enhance your fantasy side.
1: Assad Vala
2: George Munsey
3: Tony Ura
M Cross, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
T Ura, Points: 76-78, Grade: A
C MacLeod, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
G Munsey, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
S Bau, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
K Coetzer, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
A Vala, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
R Berrington, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
N Pokana, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
T Sole, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
J Kila, Points: 52-54, Grade: A